The design brief was challenging: create a new hand dryer housing using pre-finished brushed stainless steel with no visible welding or assembly marks. Most stainless steel hand dryer housings are made of standard material which is then given a brushed finish by hand or machine, which often gives a low quality appearance.
The aim of the project was to make a hand dryer that would match the finish of other washroom products made of pre-finished brushed stainless steel. Finding ways to manufacture the covers with no weld marks has resulted in new production techniques being developed, which are unique to the Airdri product range.
"Crucible have met the brief whilst also producing an elegantly simply design which has a superb, smooth finish. The Quantum isn’t just a new design, but a whole new way of making hand dryer housings"David Lewis, Group Engineering Manager , Airdri Group